Originally Posted by George Anderson
People think the Davis HR was the turning point but I think the Oliver hit was truly the turning point because had the Reds lost the game they would have went to Oakland tied at one game each. Oakland if you remember was incredibly dominant and very much favored over the Reds so going to Oakland tied at one game a piece was not going to be that hard for Oakland to overcome.
Besides anytime you get up two games in any series it is pretty much over uuuhhh ...right?
The Davis HR was incredibly inspirational to the fans and to the team. Without that tone-setter, I think it would have been the Reds who got swept.
Yes, there was a ton of baseball left to be played after the 1st inning of Game 1, but the Davis HR made the Reds feel like they were there to win it all.